Advisor to the Board
Gary Pancer Brings Health Care Focus to Lanterman’s Board
Health and health care are an important focus at Lanterman. “Many of our clients have health-related issues, and it’s important for the Center to have its pulse on current trends and emerging issues in the health care field,” explains Diane Anand, executive director. “We are delighted that Gary Pancer, a partner at K&R Law Group who specializes in health care litigation, was elected to serve on the board.”
A graduate of Southwestern University School of Law, Pancer has worked at K&R Law Group, LLP located in Downtown Los Angeles since 1996, and has extensive experience representing health care service plans, physicians and other health care clients in complex business litigation and consumer disputes.
He shares, “During my undergraduate education in psychology at California State University, Northridge, I had the opportunity to work with children with developmental disabilities and appreciate the mounting challenges facing this vulnerable segment of our community, especially in light of everincreasing bureaucratic hurdles and budgetary constraints.”
Pancer also represents health care clients in administrative proceedings before the Department of Managed Health Care, the Medical and Dental Boards of California, the U.S. Department of Labor, and other state and federal agencies. He has successfully litigated many cases on behalf of health care clients in trial courts and binding arbitration, and frequently advises health care clients concerning general risk management issues. He also has experience working in management at a large publicly-traded HMO.
He adds, “I am delighted to be selected to serve as a board member and will actively work to ensure that individuals with developmental disabilities in Los Angeles are served with the highest level of respect and integrity. I believe that my experiences as a health care attorney and parent of two healthy boys, ages 4 and 6 1⁄2, provide me with a sound platform to offer my services as a board member.”
In his free time, Pancer enjoys playing roller hockey and spending time with his family.